“That’s Why I Keep Coming Every Year”: Jon Rahm Explains Why He Loves Acciona Open de Espana

Published 10/09/2021, 1:10 AM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Jon Rahm celebrates and kisses the trophy after winning he U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports


Jon Rahm is currently competing in the Open de Espana, and after round two, he ranks at second place. The world no.1 has won this event twice in his career so far and is looking for his third trophy. Furthermore, Rahm had an excellent start to the event this year as well as he remained nine under after day one.

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The Spanish golfer makes sure that he plays this event every year. Hence, he was extremely disappointed when they canceled the Open de Espana last year due to the pandemic. However, the tournament returns this year with in-attendance spectators to make the atmosphere even better. Notably, Jon Rahm looks delighted to be back in his home country for the tournament. 

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“Try to make them proud”- Jon Rahm 

During his second round at the Open de Espana, Jon Rahm gave an in-round interview while walking towards his ball. The interviewer asked him whether he knows of the impact he has had on this sport in Spain. “It’s hard to realize because I’m playing, and obviously, I’m focused on what I’m doing,” said Rahm

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“So not looking too much outside. I realize when I’m walking around Madrid. How often I get recognized now and then, you know, I see my mug everywhere. I see my face on buildings and buses and bus stops and train stations. It’s an unusual sight,” he added.

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He continued further and revealed the reason behind his love for this event. “I’m not used to seeing any of that. So, I realized you know how much I mean to the Spanish crowd and, you know, how much they mean to me. That’s why I keep coming every year and try to make them proud,” Jon said.

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Meanwhile, Jon Rahm is also the defending champion of this event. Even though the field doesn’t have many big names, he makes sure that he plays this event just for his countrymen. Furthermore, Jon Rahm is just a stroke behind the leader going into the weekend. Notably, the 26-year-old Spanish golfer is looking all set to win his eighth European Tour title. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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